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live at Beach Poets 07/13/08

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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “Queen ISIS”, “Motorcycle” and “They Called It Trust” 8/14/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (video filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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They Called It Trust

Do you remember when
it was 1:30 a.m. one rainy night
and you asked me what
I wanted to do?
I told you that I wanted
to take a bottle of champagne,
climb on to the roof of your house
and toast in the pouring rain.

You asked me why I said that.
I shrugged my shoulders flippantly
and said that it was something to do.
But I was testing you.
I was afraid to ask
if you would follow me
when I told you to trust me.

And that is why I trusted you
when you poured the champagne
and kissed my wet skin


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the book Hope Chest In The Attic the book Oeuvre Life on the Edge, 2007 ccd collection book, front cover It All Comes Down, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover Rising to the Surface, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover